The Initimidators needed 11 innings and 14 hits to score three runs, but they got past the Lexington Legends 3-2 in Kannapolis, N.C., on Tuesday night.
With one out in the eleventh, Josh Phegley and Eduardo Escobar singled to put runners at first and second. Ryan Lee followed with a base hit to left field, and Phegley, who had stopped at third, came home with the winning run when left fielder Marques Williams overran the ball.
The Legends took the lead in the top of the second inning. Williams singled, Chris Jackson walked, and Eric Suttle followed with a double to left center field, scoring Williams and Jackson.
Jordan Lyles worked the first five innings for Lexington. He allowed five hits, walked one batter and struck out five.
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Kannapolis scored its first run in the sixth inning. With one out, Luis Sierra singled. He went to second on Lexington reliever Henry Villar's errant pickoff attempt, and to third on a wild pitch. He scored on Jared Mitchell's single.
The Intimidators tied it at 2-2 in the seventh. Phegley led off with a double, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly by Escobar.
Drew O'Neil (3-0) picked up the win for Kannapolis. Patrick Urckfitz (4-1) took the loss for the Legends, who have dropped eight in a row.